With Thanksgiving looming, the Geek Out gang take the time to reflect on what each of them are thankful for. This includes reviews of the film Birdman, Super Smash Bros. for the Wii U, and Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham but also extends to things they are thankful for on a more personal level as they reflect on the year.

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Chris and Jake go into detail about their experiences at the Concert for Valor in DC this past week celebrating Veterans Day. This leads to a discussion appreciating the work of Metallica (For the most part) and Sam talking about the Foo Fighters' latest release, Sonic Highways. Jake also talks about some new music with his impressions on the latest Weezer album, Everything Will Be Alright in the End, and about Weezer as a whole. Finally, Sam and Jake talk about their thoughts on Nightcrawler and how Jake Gyllenhaal plays one of the best on screen villains in years, springboarding into a larger discussion about great cinematic villains. Also, did somebody mention Five Nights at Freddy's 2...? 

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As promised last week, the Geek Out gang discusses the latest Marvel Studios movie news. The conversation ranges from thoughts on the first official Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer to the announcement of Marvel's Phase 3 line-up of films through 2019 to the rumors that Benedict Cumberbatch may be cast as Doctor Strange! The trio also share their reviews of Interstellar and Big Hero Six and Jake urges everyone to go see the indie movie Frank! This week's episode is chock full of movie talk; it's a full-on cinema circus!

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This week, the gang reviews the new Keanu Reeves action flick, John Wick, while Jake provides his review of the new World War II film, Fury. In doing so, it sparks a discussion between him and Sam about the merits of war film and its pervasiveness in today's culture. Finally, all three Geek Out guys discuss the music they grew up with in detail, the things that interest them the most musically, where their current interests lie, and that moment where they transitioned from listening to music prescribed by their parents to something much more contemporary.

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We were trying to be subtle about the title, we really were, but sometimes you just gotta let it all hang out. This week's episode has Jake and Chris revisit some horror films just before Halloween with middling results. Sam reflects on his schooling after a recent visit to his old alma mater. Chris, Sam, and Jake reflect on their fathers and the different familial values they established. And, true to the title, Sam and Chris recall a very different kind of memory...

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Chris and Sam return from their voyages out of town with Chris detailing his experiences at New York City and New York Comic Con while Sam reveals his respective adventures in Atlanta. In doing so, the discussion turns to all those personal anecdotes which should be at least slightly sexy but, in true Geek Out fashion, turned hilariously awkward. The stories range from East Coast strip clubs to European gay bars to the usual high school romantic awkwardness. Oh, and Jake vehemently defends the unfairly put-upon Aquaman. This time, things get personal. 

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The action-packed discussion that began last week continues here with Jake discussing why Skyrim and Madonna go together like peanut butter and jelly. From there, the conversation largely goes into a timely talk about the gang's favorite horror films. Chris talks about his love of the Nightmare on Elm Street series which has been reinvigorated by watching the critically acclaimed documentary, Never Sleep Again, tracing the history of the franchise. Sam reveals the types of horror movies he grew up with and how he didn't really start watching slasher movies until a bit later in life. Jake observes that he didn't start watching horror movies in general until the other Geek Out guys but has since embraced the genre, particularly the Halloween films. Finally, the entire gang reaches an agreement on how they view the Friday the 13th franchise. If you're looking for you autumnal horror fix, look no further, true believers. 

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This week proved to be an eventful one for Chris as he discusses two films he recently saw in theaters: The Equalizer and Gone Girl. He also recounts his love/hate relationship with the cult film The Room and his encounters with members of the film's cast. Sam reveals that he went to his first professional sporting event in two years and laments the DC area's inability to perform during the post-season. Finally, Jake and the gang discuss the Alien series, debate if Alien or Aliens is superior, the merits of Alien 3, and the recently released Alien: Isolation.

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The Geek Out trio launch into October by talking about a myriad of pop culture events. Chris and Jake discuss the premiere of Gotham and what they liked and didn't like about the show. Jake reveals that he thinks Superman is a more interesting character than Batman. Chris gives True Detective and The Walking Dead another shot and rediscovers his love of zombies. Sam finally finishes Sex and the City and compares notes with Chris about shows that lost their luster in the middle of their run. Sam also posits which characters the gang would like to write and Jake and Sam pay tribute to iconic ballplayer Derek Jeter. 9 out of 10 doctors agree this week's episode is chock full of pop culture content!

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While the Geek Out trio are never at a loss for things to talk about, there hasn't been much in the way of huge events to discuss. The boys decide to take this opportunity to talk about things that have interested them for a long time. Jake goes into detail about his love of the band Kiss and pulp comic book heroes like The Phantom. Chris, the only fellow with eventful news this week, talks about the first day at his new job. Sam discusses his on-stage antics with Chris including his bizarre song introductions for unsuspecting audiences. This is the wrap-up to the first full month of catching up with the Geek Out guys.

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